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CANCELED - Annual Brainerd Currie Memorial Lecture

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Thursday, March 26, 2020
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12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Douglas Laycock, the Robert E. Scott Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Virginia and Alice McKean Young Regents Chair in Law Emeritus at the University of Texas, will deliver the 2020 Brainerd Currie Memorial Lecture titled "Liberty and Justice for All: Protecting Both the LGBT Community and Religious Dissenters". Professor Laycock is perhaps the nation's leading authority on the law of religious liberty and also on the law of remedies. He has taught and written about these topics for more than four decades at the University of Chicago, the University of Texas, the University of Michigan and now Virginia. He has testified frequently before Congress and has argued many cases in the courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, where he has served as lead counsel in six cases and has also filed influential amicus briefs. He is the author (co-author in the most recent edition) of the leading casebook Modern American Remedies, the award-winning monograph The Death of the Irreparable Injury Rule, and many articles in leading law reviews. He co-edited a collection of essays, Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Liberty. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean. For more information, please contact Rachel Ferebee at